Flooding & Flood Risks

Defining Flood Risks

To help communities understand their risk, flood maps (Flood Insurance Rate Maps, “FIRM’s”) have been created to show the locations of high-risk, moderate-to-low risk, and undetermined-risk areas. (Read More)

Flood Maps Explained

To identify a community’s flood risk, FEMA conducts a Flood Insurance Study. The study includes statistical data for river flow, storm tides, hydrologic/hydraulic analyses, and rainfall and topographic surveys. FEMA uses this data to create the flood hazard maps that outline your community’s different flood risk areas. (Read More)

Flood – “The Legal Definition”

OK at first this may seem like one of those “Duh?” questions, however the National Flood Insurance Program has established a legal definition for a flood as follows… (Read More)

Protect Yourself with Flood Insurance

Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Over the past 10 years, the average flood claim has amounted to over $33,000. (Read More)

What Causes Flooding?

Tropical Storms & Hurricanes, Spring Thaw, Heavy Rains, West Coast Threats, Levees & Dams, Flash Floods, New Development and more. (Read More)